11/30/11 My calendar says I'm heading home today. 11/28/11 "Thank you." 11/23/11 What if I could treat everyone as kin? 11/21/11 Love and opening the heart. 11/19/11 Sun visible over the horizon this morning. 11/18/11 To the cottage. 11/17/11 How to listen in the silence when there's so much activity? 11/16/11 "Very grateful." 11/15/11 Off to the cottage by the sea today. Praise God. 11/14/11 Start the day with wonder and gratitude. 11/10 Start with compassion, not judgment. 11/8/11 Sometimes we can substitute 'relationship' for 'commandment. 11/4/11I'll be going to my cottage-by-th-sea in two weeks. 11/2/11 What a prayer in itself --that prayer flow through us. 11/1/11 Happy All Saint's Day.
12/31/11 Singing praise to God is the only resolution we need. 12/30/11 It's my birthday. 12/28/11 Our 48th wedding anniversary today. 12/27/11 Good memories affirm God's glory. 12/26/11 It's a challenge to give God time during the holidays. 12/25/11 For unto us a Child is born. 12/24/11 Mary and Joseph are on their way to Bethlehem. 12/23/11 How to keep the balance between the two! 12/21/11 Lunch with friends at Longfellow's Wayside Inn 12/20/11 Happy Hanukkah! 12/19/11 Whatever your faith tradition, believe. 12/17/11 We're both still seeking. 12/16/11 Not telling is the challenge. 12/15/11 Couldn't resist a little humor. 12/14/11 Praying is more than just helping us 'feel good'. 12/12/11 If that weren't true God wouldn't be speaking to me. 12/10/11A full moon draws us deeper. 12/8/11 Just starting talking with God. 12/7/11 God is so close, and yet so far. 12/4/11 And, big problems. 12/3/11 I ask: What did I do to deserve such a wonderful mother? Answer: God's grace. 12/1/11 I send this poem of hope every year.
7/31/11 Off to see Mom. 7/30/11 Today's quote was posted last night. 7/2811 Are we patient when watching the clock? 7/27/11 Oh, to be a cat. 7/25/11 Off to see Mom today. 7/24/11 I keep being fooled. 7/22/11 God must be in the heat. 7/19/11 I pray for deeper sleep. 7/17/11 Thinking of Mom. 7/16/11 St. Francis exhibited all the human dimensions. 7/15/11 I have the day to myself to nurture my soul and watch and wait some more. 7/14/11 Off to visit Mom today--to watch and wait with her. 7/11/11 Humility is a challenge. 7/10/11 Yesterday I wrote about this on my blog. 7/8/11 Not easy to find an image to go with athteist. 7/5/11 I felt calm in the midst of the incredible July 4th activity. 7/4/11 I don't like to think of it that way, especially on a beautiful July 4th morning. 7/3/11 I hate the truth that sometimes God draws me into the desert. 7/1/11 God guides us on a beautiful July day, too.
8/31/11 Took an early morning walk. 8/30/11 The gulls are definitely simply themselves. 8/29/11 Um, what does it mean "to walk humbly with your God"? 8/28/11 I'm about to take a walk and listen for God's voice. 8/27/11 Travel to Skye. 8/26/11 I take this thought with me as I fly to Scotland today. 8/25/11 I'll be back on Iona soon. 8/23/11 Humor is good. 8/22/11 Off to see Mom today; to Scotland on Friday 8/20/11 Oh, the challenge of humility! 8/19/11 That's what God wants from us. 8/16/11 Looks peaceful, doesn't it? 8/14/11A precious smile reminds me of God. 8/11/11 Talking with God--no theory involved, just action. 8/9/11 Is that what prayer is? Caring as much as God. 8/8/11 Walk and talk with God. 8/6/11 Visited her house yesterday. 8/3/11 Surprise! 8/2/11 God is always there. I just have to remember that grace. 8/1/11 Worth remembering.
9/30/11 Returning to be with Mom. 9/28/11 Spending the day with Mom. 9/27/11 Still praying with Mom. 9/26/11 What a comforting thought as I head out to be with Mom, to hold her hand, to sit with her in the mystery. 9/25/11 No wonder i love walking and talking with God--it builds that relationship. 9/23/11 Prayer changes for the good. 9/22/11 I want to run, rise and rest with God every day. A challenge but worth pursuing. 9/20/11 This thought keeps me feeling alive. 9/17/11 Home, sweet, home. Mom is still with us. I'm off to see her today. 9/15/11 To the Glasgow Airport Holiday Inn. 9/14/11 Today I'll view it all in the sun. 9/13/11 Heartfelt services at the Abbey, whatever the weather. 9/12/11 God is speaking on Iona today. 9/11/11 I'm hoping to make it to Iona on this memorable day. 9/10/11 CMM--worth checking out their site. 9/911 Where God place me yesterday. 9/8/11 I feel immersed in creation in Scotland, but really it's right in front of each of us wherever we are. 9/7/11 Exploring a Pictish Brochs today. 9/6/11 I'm not worried about Mom, but I'm thinking of her hours on end as she keeps slipping away. 9/4/11 Of to worship at the Church of Scotland this morning. 9/3/11 It's out there when we walk in creation. 9/1/11 Bear with me--a little internet trouble. Off for a hike.
10/31/11 Here's to all those who we love who have become saints. 10/30/11 I have to keep walking on my own legs. 10/29/11 We can witness in silence, too. 10/27/11 We each have to pray about what that means for us. 10/26/11 I still have some of Mom's handkerchiefs. 10/24/11 We remember her. 10/21/11A prayer from Mom's heart, too. 10/20/11 My mom lived this. 10/19/11 Sometimes I just want God to be my slave. 10/18/11 My prayer is that God's love will be felt. 10/15/11 Words are only a manifestation of prayer. 10/14/11The challenge is to remember to seek the Christ in others. 10/12/11 Do not fear, Jesus told us. I am always with you. 10/11/11 Laughter is part of living. 10/10/11 Forgiveness: a continually challenge but a worthy one. 10/9/11 What a freeing thought. 10/5/11 I have many memories of Mom that no one can steal, that's for sure. 10/4/11 Mom died peacefully last night. 10/3/11 Mom is still Christ's hands today. 10/2/11 Few words necessary with Mom today. 10/1/11 How easy it is to be attentive to Mom.
3/20/11 Off to see my 100 year-old mother. I know the visit will be just what she and I need. Prayers for a safe trip. 3/19/11 Just watch the moonrise tonight at sunset. 3/18/11 God is in the gray clouds today. 3/17/11 Happy Celtic Day 3/16/17 How do we make sense of what is happening in Japan? 3/15/11 A good way to start the day is with gratitude. 3/14/11 No hiding from God! 3/12/11 God trying to please me? I'll meditate on that today as I walk the sunny beach. 3/11/11 I'm not consciously looking for quotes about the heart; they just keep appearing. 3/10/11 Can't get away from the heart. Today it's Beuchner talking about transformation of our hearts. 3/9/11 Don't you just love the idea of listening with your heart? 3/8/11 I wish I had taken this photo. 3/7/11 Another way of saying to pray without ceasing. 3/6/11 Praying in the car as we drive home. 3/5/11 The Holy Spirit is my favorite "person" of the Trinity. 3/4/11 Mom is peaceful but as she inches towards her 101 birthday, she has clearly gone through a new door. 3/3/11
Today we are traveling to visit our daughter and grandchildren,
stopping on the way to see Mom. I pray that I will notice the spirit on
this busy day. 3/2/11 The sun is always a surprise, but it is the moon playing hide-and-seek that offers the most miraculous surprises to me. 3/1/11 Prayer flows for me when I'm at the cottage. 2/28/11 I'm going to blog about this right now. Later today I'm going to post some quotes from A Way of a Pilgrim. (check "Books".)
4/30/11 It's not difficult to glorify God on a spring day. 4/29/11 The wedding messages is one of hope. Kate and William created a hopeful prayer. 4/28/11 It's a gray day today, but God's glory is still steadfast. 4/27/11 If you wake up feeling blah, try reading a couple of psalms. 4/26/11 Worth taking a walk today. 4/25/11 Of to see Mom, where God is always present between us. 4/23/11 The message of the sunrise service. "Christ has risen, indeed." 4/23/11 Holy Saturday is a mystery. 4/22/11 We have seven last words to choose from. 4/21/11 It is much easier to serve than to be served. 4/20/11 Quote sent by a friend. 4/18/11 My destination tomorrow is home. I'm ready to see it in new ways. 4/17/11 Universal truth 4/14/11 I pray for the dying, but walking through a cemetery I am reminded that the dead are still with me. 4/12/11 Newgrange and Tara to open my soul. 4/10/11Off to Ireland today. And yes, I pray for safe travels. 4/8/11 Today I give thanks for the cottage I have left and the home I have returned to. 4/7/11 Where will I be circling next? 4/6/11 Rejoice and be thankful. 4/5/11 Humility is expressed in many ways. 4/4/11 Praise and prayer do not stand alone. They hold hands. 4/3/11 I believe this; if only I could remember it. 4/2/11 I am going to try to remember this as I go about my life today. 4/1/11 Worship helps me release judgments, which are an obstacle to intercession.
5/31/11 Easy to see the flow of God's love on a lovely day. 5/29 We start the Sabbath in the car driving home. 5/26/11 My heart is happy. We're off to see Mom and grandkids. 5/25/11 The challenge is remember this when there is no way. 5/24/11 I hoping today will feel like a Sabbath day. 5/22/11 Prayer is impossible to figure out. We just have to have faith. 5/21/11 Enjoy the morning dew. 5/19/11 It's not easy to recognize the silent influences in our lives. 5/18/11 There's always the St. Francis Prayer. 5/17/11 Simone Weil always goes right to the truth. 5/16/11 Museums can display signs that point to God. 5/15/11 Centering Prayer is one of the ways. 5/14/11 Holy Cow, what an idea. 5/13/11 Centering Prayer--a good place to start. 5/12/11 I want to feel that on my picnic on this gorgeous day. 5/10/11 Amen 5/9/11 I've started the day with Centering Prayer. 5/8/11 I just had to show her picture again. 5/7/11 Mom's faith takes away the struggle. 5/6/11 Celebrating Mom 101 birthday today. 5/5/11 We need the attributes of Mother God to live in this world. 5/4/11 Last evening I attended a Centering Prayer group. Alone in the presence of God and others. 5/3/11 Amen 5/2/11 Today is the 400th birthday of the King James Bible. 5/1/11 Thankful for being with good friends last night.
6/30/11 Mom's nature is still beautiful. 6/29/11 Visiting Mom today. She is grace in my life. 6/28/11 I love this quote. 6/27/11 A beautiful day to partake. 6/24/11Check "Spiritual Books" for quotes from The Sacred Journey, by Charles Foster. Time for silence. 6/22/11 Lovely visit with Mom. 6/21/11 Off to visit Mom. An answer to a prayer. Go today. 6/20/11 Self-surrender is always a challenge for me. 6/19/11 I wonder how long people have been having this conversation with God? 6/17/11 If walking is better than sitting, what about the people in wheelchairs? 6/15/11 God loves all God's children. 6/14/11 Oh, and I like to think I'm in control! 6/13/11 I am listening for God's knock. 6/12/11 Is grace where it all begins? 6/11/11 When does conversation step over the line to criticism? 6/10/11 Visiting Mom today. She still reads the Bible. 6/8/11 Sitting in the mystery once again! 6/6/11 The Holy Longing. 6/4/11 The heart again. 6/3/11 It's all about the heart, so it seems. 6/2/11 Work and pray, pray and work. 6/1/11 Today I am going to try to Let go, let God.